Dear Oliver Tambo

SMILE Music

  • Ticket Price: R25.00
  • Duration: 55mins
  • Age Recommendation: All Ages
  • Genre: Musical Theatre
  • Language: English

The Dear Oliver Tambo project is a blend of music, drama, and poetry that tells the story of a young girl obsessed with knowing about Oliver Tambo and using Tambo’s charisma to effect change in her community. The story pays tribute to many known and unsung heroes of the South African struggle for liberation.

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PRODUCTION CREDITS

Creator: Sipho Mnyakeni
Director: Sipho Mnyakeni
Videography: Sizwe Ntimane
Editing: Brown Eyes
Band: Mangaliso Nhlapo, Thulani Sithela, Dumisani Mkhize, Sipho Mnyakeni
Cast: Ofentse Khutwane, Lindiwe Mavuso, Dabulamanzi SIthela, Seun Radebe, Tikkie Monatisa, Sibongile Masengemi, Hape Mokhele, Masabata Mokebe,
Chorus: Anathi Mnyakeni, Dipula Modipa, Nokuthula Khumalo, Mbali Nkosi, Tebogo Mokaedi, PuleMokone, Rethabile Rakhunoane Music Credit: Not Yet Uhuru (Letta Mbulu), Freedom Songs – Sipho Mnyakeni
Source of Information: Olive Tambo Remembered, Beyond the Engeli

SMILE Music was established in 2006. We provide services in Arts, Entertainment and Personal Development Spaces. Sipho Mnyakeni is the sole director of the company but works with a number of other people based on project requirements. SMILE Music occasionally collaborates with smaller organizations or unregistered arts practitioners or University arts or student bodies to present joint shows or events. Through such, we assist in the development of these artists through exposure and mentoring. SMILE has positioned itself as a platform for exposure and unearthing raw talent. We link our music to theatre, inspiration and social facilitation.